Charlie Daniels, dead at 83

This video was posted on his Twitter account an hour ago.

The scripture he posted yesterday:

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans-8

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Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Charlie Daniels, whose fusion of traditional country and Southern rock made him a popular cross-genre artist during the ‘70s and ‘80s, died Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tenn. He was 83 …

The musician was an especially devoted activist on behalf of America’s military, founding the veterans’ assistance non-profit the Journey Home Project with his manager David Corlew (and contributing $300,000 for the charity from the 2015 Volunteer Jam) and making regular appearances before U.S. troops — sometimes in combat zones like Iraq.

“I’ve played for them in bases in this country, overseas, on ships at sea, in Greenland, and Cuba, all over the place,” he told Forbes magazine in 2019. “And the main reason is to let them know somebody cares.”

Daniels, who joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

He was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Wilmington, N.C. Adept on fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin, he broke in playing bluegrass music with an act called the Misty Mountain Boys, and later branched into playing rock ‘n’ roll…

His memoir “Never Look at the Empty Seats” appeared in 2017; “Let’s All Make the Day Count:The Everyday Wisdom of Charlie Daniels” was published in 2018.

He is survived by his wife Hazel and son Charlie Jr.

 

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11 Responses to Charlie Daniels, dead at 83

  1. MIKE says:

    Kinda like my old blue tick hound
    I like to lay around in the shade
    And I ain’t got much money
    But I damn sure got it made

    ‘Cause I ask in’ nobody for nuthin’
    If I can’t get it on my own
    You don’t like the way I’m livin’
    You just leave this long haired country boy Alone.

    Farewell, Mr. Charlie Daniels. You are a great patriot and a helluva entertainer.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Gary says:

    I’m speechless, what a tremendous loss to so many worlds.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Lucille says:

    Dear Charlie…thanks for everything! We know you are with our Lord.

    AMAZING GRACE by Bryn Terfel

    Liked by 3 people

  4. lovely says:

    Sad news for us, Charlie is smiling….what a beautiful brave man, a true patriot.

    This will always be one of my favorite songs;

    Liked by 3 people

  5. jeans2nd says:

    When the news guy announced Charlie’s death, my thoughts selfishly immediately turned to Stella’s Good News, and who could ever replace Charlie’s Daily Biblical Inspiration, and yet, Charlie’s entire life is a Daily Inspiration.
    Grateful to witness a life well-lived.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Back in the day when DH and I lived in Nashville, DH was an engineer for Peterbilt Motors. Charlie Daniels loved his drivers, his road crew, everybody involved with what it took to get that crew on the road and get to the next show and was concerned about their comfort and well being, too.
    Urban Cowboy was “in the can,” as they say, Charlie was a full-blast star and was looking for a way to make the guys that drove the semis more comfortable. DH worked with Sid Yoakam and Charlie on an air-ride suspension system and got 3 of his trucks rigged up (experimental at the time.) A kinder man there never was, and would take time for his fans before business – I still have an autographed picture from Mr. Daniels to me because DH was away from home because of him.
    I can’t tell you how much this hurts us. I wish I could read him tweet “Goodnight planet Earth” one more time.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. WeeWeed says:

    The book “Never Look At The Empty Seats” is great, by the way. I bought it when it came out. Loved the man.

    Liked by 3 people

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